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Overview

Uses of Actiflu Syrup

Actiflu Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Actiflu Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Actiflu Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How Actiflu Syrup works

Actiflu Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Actiflu Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Actiflu Syrup. Taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actiflu Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Actiflu Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Actiflu Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Actiflu Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actiflu Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Actiflu Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Actiflu Syrup
Alex Plus P Syrup
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1.19/ml of Syrup
281% costlier
Aroget P Syrup
Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
₹0.73/ml of Syrup
135% costlier
Lecof P Syrup
Maxamus International
₹1.42/ml of Syrup
353% costlier
Dexphen-P Syrup
Legend Pharma Technologies
₹0.6/ml of Syrup
92% costlier

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Actiflu

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Common Cold Cough and Sore throat
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
levofloxacin 500 mg , cetcip 10mg , syrup grilinctus 15ml all twice daily for 3 days
I have common cold for about 4 days. The symptoms are same as mild fever, headache, body ache and stuffy ear and nose. I have taken some otc drugs as Cetrizen, paracetamol tabs and Alex cough syrup for cough.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
If it hasn't helped visit a physician personally
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References
  1. Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan HBr, Phenylephrine HCl. Lumberton, New Jersey: AAA Pharmaceutical, Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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